According to the Derby Telegraph, Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough says he will make slight adjustments for the Leeds United game tomorrow.
Clough takes his side to Elland Road, the scene of his late father’s inglorious 44-day managership and battle with the Leeds United players after he had taken over from Leeds’ legendary manager Don Revie. Clough the younger has the luxury of a fully-fit squad to choose from for the visit to Elland Road but it isn’t personnel that might be in for tweaking.
The Burton manager says that he is “very close” to naming an unchanged line-up from the side that dispatched high-flying Birmingham City 2-0 last Friday, but admits that Leeds’ style of play may result in a few tactical tweaks. On this point Clough says that he has noted that teams tweak their systems when facing Burton, something that he has admitted to the Derby Telegraph he will do with regard to the Leeds game.
Clough said: “Tactically, it might be a little bit different, being away from home and with how Leeds play. But there won’t be too many changes with how everyone played on Friday night.”
Clough’s 15th placed Burton come into the game on a decent run of form that has seen them pick up eight points from their last six games, with only one defeat in their last five. However, away from home their form dips a lot and they haven’t won in their last six away games, picking up only four points from a possible 18.
Conversely, Garry Monk’s 10th placed Leeds United side are on a much better run of form with three wins and a draw giving them 10 points from a possible 18, with their home form more impressive than that. At Elland Road, Leeds have taken 11 points from the available 18 over their last six home games.